According to a recent PwC study, only 3% of females say a career in technology is their first choice. At the same time, there is a looming digital skills gap, with two-thirds of UK CEOs claiming to have difficulty hiring people with digital sills.
The TTC requires organisations to commit to a set of undertakings that aim to deliver greater diversity in the tech workforce of the UK, including inclusive recruitment and retention processes, working with other signatories to develop, share and implement policies which encourage diversity, as well as measuring and sharing their employment diversity data.
Rainmaker CEO, Jan Joubert, said:
“We are in the business of change. Change in ways of working, in culture, in processes, in technology and in how businesses operate. Which is why we actively look for people who think differently, see differently, and together bring a breadth of experience and perspective that cannot be matched. Diversity is at the very heart of everything we stand for.
“That is why we are delighted to sign the Tech Talent Charter, to demonstrate Rainmaker’s commitment to actively increasing gender diversity in the UK tech and digital sector.”
Last week the true extent and severity of the Coronavirus pandemic hit many of us.
The effects of the Coronavirus outbreak on the global workforce are significant. Self-isolation policies as well as school closures mean that remote working is being widely enforced.
With the heightening worry around the Coronavirus outbreak, we would like to reassure our clients and strategic business partners that Rainmaker will be maintaining continuity of our high service standards and responsibilities.